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Current Projects

Zoey Lu (VCU) at the MERC Conference

MERC executes ongoing projects covering a range of topics identified as important to our school divisions by the Policy and Planning Council. This includes larger empirical research studies, literature reviews, and professional development activities. Most of these projects involve dissemination of information through research reports, research briefs, podcasts, and videos. The links below describe these projects in more detail and provide links to connected materials and resources.

Professional Development for Success in Culturally Diverse Schools

Achieving Racial Equity in Disciplinary Policies and Practices Study

MERC Conference



Completed MERC Studies

Check out MERC's recently completed projects, including Understanding Teacher Morale, School Climate Survey Development, the Teacher Action Research Initiative, the Virginia College Access Resource Region One report, and more!